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The Samurai’s Daughter: The Shogun Quartet #4

The Samurai’s Daughter: The Shogun Quartet #4

Author(s): Lesley Downer

Location(s): Japan

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1870s

In the brave new Japan of the 1870s, Taka and Nobu meet as children and fall in love; but their relationship will test the limits of society. Unified after a bitter civil war, Japan is rapidly turning into a...

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The Sand Men

The Sand Men

Author(s): Christopher Fowler

Location(s): Dubai

Genre(s): Science Fiction/Future, Thriller

Era(s): Near Future

In Dubai there’s a new world of high-luxury resorts emerging for the super-rich – but at what price to everyone else? Lea, Roy and their 15 year-old daughter Cara live in a gated community reserved for foreign workers. Roy...

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The Sand Pebbles

The Sand Pebbles

Author(s): Richard McKenna

Location(s): China

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1920s

Recommended reading as part of the Chief of Naval Operation’s Professional Reading Program! This now-classic novel by Richard McKenna enjoyed great critical acclaim and commercial success when it was first published in 1962. The winner of the coveted Harper...

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The Sand-Reckoner

The Sand-Reckoner

Author(s): Gillian Bradshaw

Location(s): Syracuse

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Young Adult

Era(s): Ancient Greece (3rd century BC)

The young scholar Archimedes has just had the best three years of his life at Ptolemy’s Museum at Alexandria. To be able to talk and think all day, every day, sharing ideas and information with the world’s greatest minds,...

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The Sasquatch Murder

The Sasquatch Murder

Author(s): Jeffery Viles

Location(s): Pacific Northwest

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

They’re out there, you know–those bipedal hominids commonly called Sasquatch. This imaginative, tightly woven tale explains just how those creatures came to be traipsing around in the big trees surrounding Mount St. Helens. While local oddballs and elbow-benders talk...

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The Sat Nav Diaries

The Sat Nav Diaries

Author(s): Adrian Sturrock

Location(s): Europe

Genre(s): Humour, Travelogue

Era(s): Current

“I had an idea for a road trip; a sports car I shouldn’t have bought; and a wife to point out that what looks entirely feasible on a scaled map can actually be quite a long way away.” This...

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The Saturday Evening Girls Club

The Saturday Evening Girls Club

Author(s): Jane Healey

Location(s): Boston

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1908

In Boston’s North End, four immigrant women leave childhood behind—but never one another. For four young immigrant women living in Boston’s North End in the early 1900s, escaping tradition doesn’t come easy. But at least they have one another...

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The Scarlet Forest

The Scarlet Forest

Author(s): A E Chandler

Location(s): Nottinghamshire

Era(s): Medieval

You are invited underneath the great greenwood tree to hear how a young man became a hero, and a hero became a legend. When Robin takes a shortcut through Sherwood Forest, the path he chooses leads not to Nottingham’s...

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The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Author(s): Baroness Orczy

Location(s): France

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): French Revolution

Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector’s Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector’s Library are books to love and treasure. The French Revolution is in full swing...

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The Scent of Rain

The Scent of Rain

Author(s): Josef Lewies

Location(s): Botswana

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Modern

Botswana – An antidote to fast moving city life and throwaway society. It’s not long since life was less full and frenetic. And it wasn’t all bad. It provided fertile ground for the imagination. This author captures and conveys warmth...

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